Arabic volunteers strive to boost Arabic e-content
Taghreedat, the Arab initiative extending 10 Middle Eastern countries in support of Arabizing digital content, is set to introduce the first Arabic Tech/Web 2.0 Dictionary. According to Gulf News, so far over 2,500 people have volunteered to take part in this new global glossary which will standardise Arabic definitions of online e-terms, such as “spam”, “twittering” and “retweets”.
As quoted in Gulf News, Co-founder of Taghreedat Sami Mubarak, says_, “The glossary will break a big barrier because many users resort to combining English terminology with the Arabic text, so we want to change that and introduce the first Arabic technology and social media glossary,”_
“Our goal is to increase Arabic e-content, whether written or audio, and to do that we have got to increase Arabic content.”